ABC has been helping Texas home and business owners deal with pest problems for more than 50 years. Over the course of that time, we’ve continually refined our approach to pest management to provide our customers with the treatment solutions we believe are the best and most effective.
That means using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles. What exactly are those principles?
IPM is a philosophy that believes in developing a comprehensive understanding of pest behavior and biology so that we can utilize environmentally-friendly techniques designed to stop unwanted creatures from entering and thriving on your property.
Specifically, our protocol is to:
- Identify where pests live and breed.
- Treat problem areas.
- Work with homeowners to take preventative steps to stop future invasions.
Typically, these preventative steps involve taking measures such as sealing up entry points, encouraging beneficial animals and insects to take up residence on your property or altering sprinkler systems to prevent water from pooling.
If we determine that a free inspection needs to be done before we can schedule service, we will set up a time and day for the appointment where you can be present. When the inspector arrives, he or she will:
- Search for the source of your infestation
- Determine how severe and widespread the problem is
- Identify the types of pests you’re dealing with
- Assess any associated damage
- Look for specific property characteristics that might be making you more susceptible to pests
- Talk to you about what you’ve been seeing
- Answer any questions you have regarding our philosophy, the techniques we use and so on
- Create a customized treatment plan
After your inspection, we will send over a free estimate that details your recommended treatment plan and what to do next. As soon as you approve the estimate, we will be able to put your first service call on the schedule.
Here’s what Boerne residents tell us about why they decide to go with ABC:
- We’re licensed
- We have a generations-long track record of excellent service in Central Texas
- Our technicians are friendly and knowledgeable
- Homeowners feel safe with our pros because we conduct drug testing and background tests on all employees
I need help right now. How soon will ABC be able to come?
We get it. We really do. When you have pests invading your home and property, help can’t come too quickly. You want those creatures gone yesterday. That’s why ABC always strives to start treatment quickly. However, we also want to make sure that we are providing our customers with the right treatment. In some cases, it may be possible for us to offer you an over-the-phone estimate so that we can schedule your initial treatment right then. However, there are some issues that we will need to see in person beforehand. If you fall into that latter category, we’ll schedule the earliest possible time for an inspector to come to your home for a free estimate. Typically, these inspections can be scheduled to occur within just a few business days. After you approve the inspector’s recommended treatment plan and estimate, we will be able to set up your initial service call.
Can Boerne residents get a free pest control estimate from ABC?
Absolutely. When you contact us, we will either be able to provide you with an estimate based on the information you provide to us over the phone or ask to set up a no-cost inspection that will also include an estimate. Whichever way it ends up happening, our estimate and recommended treatment plan will be completely free of charge.
Will you be able to get rid of my pests in a single treatment?
While this is possible and does happen sometimes, most often our clients receive more than one treatment to truly eliminate their problem. In fact, ABC now offers year-round pest control services focusing on the most common pests in Boerne because so many clients requested it.
Why does it usually take more than one service call?
There are a number of potential factors. Some pests are more difficult to deal with than others. Bigger infestations tend to take longer to deal with than smaller ones. The time of year can impact the effectiveness of the treatment. Additionally, multiple treatments make it less likely that any eggs or larvae will be missed and develop into adults.
Can ABC service my property if I’m not home?
Yes—to a certain extent. Generally speaking, we prefer for homeowners to be there for the free initial inspection so that we can create a treatment plan that meets your needs. After this initial meeting, you can set up outside-only services that do not require you to be home. If you sign up for this service, you just need to give us instructions on how we can access your yard. Any in-home treatments, however, do require your presence.